Mark Adato, Community Outreach/Events Coordinator of Monterey Bay Community Power(MBCP)made a great presentation! He described how this innovative, locally controlled, not for profit, Community Power provides cleaner energy at a lower cost, while supporting low-income rate payers, and funding local renewable energy projects!
Speaker Mark Adato, Monterey Bay Community Power 2019-08-30 07:00:00Z 0
Bill Holl, past President, Cindy Schuette, President,Tanya Krause Superintendent, Michael Hansen, Principal of SVHS, Randy Klein in the foreground, and Principals from the Middle and Elementary Schools receiving a check from our Rotary.
Teacher Recognition Breakfast, from left to right is Cindy Schuette, Rotary of Scotts Valley President, Michele Steward, Assistant Superintendent, Tanya Krause, Superintendent of the Scotts Valley School District, and Randy Klein, from the Tutoring Club, and substitute Physics teacher at the SVHS and also our dear Rotarian!
Teacher Recognition Breakfast 2019-08-30 07:00:00Z 0
Carol Childers, Associate Program Director at Meals On Wheels (MOW) made a presentation to our club. She has been providing services at MOW for 25 years! This is a meal service to those who needs the most and it includes a personal contact which is fundamental and complimentary to this service—Food for the body and for the soul! Thank you so much Carol for so many years of dedication and services for so many years!
Speaker Carol Childers, Meals on Wheels 2019-08-30 07:00:00Z 0
New members Tanya Krause and Steve Walpole 2019-08-30 07:00:00Z 0
Maggie Ivy stated 75 % of our visitors are from California and mostly within 3 hours of Santa Cruz. Approximately 13% are international. The remaining are from other states. Check the publications for all kinds of programs and incredible places to go just around the corner from our houses!
Maggie Ivy from Visit Santa Cruz 2019-08-02 07:00:00Z 0
Stew Roth, PG&E Senior Public Safety Specialist and Rob Morse, Senior Manager for the Central Coast made a great presentation.
Much has improved on the ways to be prepared and to prevent wildfires. Extreme wind, temperature, and dry conditions on the ground are continuously monitored and as needed notifications will go out and power must be shut down to avoid uncontrollable fires. Visit the website for all info needed, stay connected, and plan to have your own generator if anyone in your family depends on electricity for life supporting devices.  Visit 
Attend OPEN HOUSE! Fire Prevention/ Community Wildfire Safety Program on August 5, at the Louden Nelson Ctr. from 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Stew Roth, PG&E Senior Public Safety Specialist and Rob Morse, Senior Manager 2019-08-02 07:00:00Z 0
Four generations of Rotary Club presidents, from R to L: Cindy Schuette - our current Rotary President, Bill Holl - President of the Rotary Club of Scotts Valley for the past 2 years, Karen McNamara - past President of the Rotary Club of San Lorenzo Valley and current Assistant Governor District 5170, and President-Elect Patrizia Materassi.
Bill Holl, his wife Gine Johnson, and Ron Sekkel!
Debunking Bill Holl 2019-08-02 07:00:00Z 0
Tanya Krause, Principal at Scotts Valley Unified School District, and Kim Shultz, Board Trustee, presented on the School District accomplishments for the year, including an update of the successful completion of the Middle School construction project; on a new program to serve at risk and other students which has potential to increase the number of students in the District therefore increase reven...ues; professional development for staff; their renewed support to Mark Andrews environmental programs including the GreenTeam and the Marine Debris Program and many more.
Tanya has now a “corporate” type membership recently approved and activated which allows teachers, Board members, and staff to alternate with Tanya to attend our Rotary meetings. Welcome aboard Tanya!! We are so please to have you as part of our club!
Tanya Krause Darren DeMonsi 2019-07-19 07:00:00Z 0
Mark Andrews and Patrizia Materassi. The Sustainability Committee chaired by Patrizia was instrumental in enhancing the GreenTeam programs at the SVHS. The Sustainability Committee pledges to continue offering in kind support to the GreenTeam and Marine Debris Program at the school, with the goal to help SVHS become an Ocean Guardian School elegível for 4 more years of grants.
Mark and Patrizia Darren DeMonsi 2019-07-19 07:00:00Z 0
Mark Andrews with Carrie Birkhofer, one of our dear Rotary members, after a great presentation. The Scotts Valley GreenTeam leaded by Mark Andrews has gone over and beyond any expectations! Just check out the school drought tolerant, toxic chemical free campus landscaping, the organic garden, movie with NOAA, few grants and more coming with our Rotary Club and the NOAA Ocean Guardian School Program, connections with City Hall, and local business community, without mention the involvement of at risk students and more! Congratulations to Mark and his students at the Scotts Valley High School!
Mark and Carrie Darren DeMonsi 2019-07-19 07:00:00Z 0

We have been sad lately. Two more of our dear elderly Rotarians passed away. Jim Sikora and Bob Mazurek. Instead of just being sad we like to celebrate their lives, as they were great people and Rotarians! We will miss them dearly.

We like to share their many accomplishments and Rotary work and will do so as their families become ready. See Bob Mazurek in this picture, with his wife Julie, just a few months before passing in his 80's volunteering at the Scotts Valley Art, Wine and Beer Festival! Bob was a steady participant and rarely missed any meetings! Bob and Jim were members of the Scotts Valley Rotary Sustainability Committee. May they Rest in Peace!

(Update: Services for Bob will be Tuesday October 25 at 10:00 AM at San Augustin Catholic Church in Scotts Valley- See Obituary in comment below.)

We send all our love and strength in this difficult moment to Bob's wife Julianne Mazurek, and to Jim's wife Marie Sikora.

The passing of Jim Sikora and Bob Mazurek 2018-10-19 07:00:00Z 0
Mark Stone made a very engaging presentation at the Scotts Valley Rotary Club. Starting many discussions that we need to call him back soon! Mark served as Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee. 

Mark Stone is a former Santa Cruz County Supervisor, Trustee of the County of Education, Member of the California Coastal Commission and member of our Club. Congratulations Mark!
Speaker Mark Stone 2018-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
October 22nd speaker: Fred Keeley 2018-09-21 07:00:00Z 0
Michelle Sudfeld, Director of Administration/Orphan Programs at ASSIST INTERNATIONAL gave us an encouraging, energizing and inspiring presentation!  It is difficult to find a better organization than Assist International to represent the spirit of Rotary - Service Above Self!

Check website at: www.

Here programs of Assist International: 
- Child:Assist, 
- Community:Assist, 
- Safe Surgery, and
- Water Sanitation projects
Addressing the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Michele is passionate about rescuing Orphaned and Vulnerable children in developing countries. She works closely with Assist International partners in Africa, Romania, and Thailand. One child at the time! She oversees building of homes and schools for the children and ensures Assist International’s orphan villages are viably sustained through donor support and enterprise solutions!


Speaker Michelle Sudfeld, Assist International 2018-09-21 07:00:00Z 0
Randy Klein from the Tutoring Club represented so well our Rotary Club at the Scotts Valley High School -Welcome Back to School event. A very well attended, high energy event where the community shows the teachers their gratitude and support.
Welcome Back to School event 2018-08-31 07:00:00Z 0

Jonathan Hicken, Director of Development & Partnerships at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History(MAH) made a great presentation, and showed us how a museum can do its part in connecting the community!

Jonathan was an Executive at a successful Silicon Valley tech business and a published academic who wrote about undocumented migration along the US- Mexico border. He is passionate about building a stronger community and has so much to show for the success of the Museum in this area!

Other communities may want to learn the secret of this great success. How to bring Museums alive by connecting all types of people and generations while they learn and have fun together.

Speaker Jonathan Hicken, Director of Development & Partnerships at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History 2018-07-25 07:00:00Z 0
Ron Sekkel, one of our own and best mentor in Rotary made a great presentation on the recent International Convention in Toronto, Canada. Shared with us the fun secrets of attending RI Conventions
Ron Sekkel here with two other very special Rotarians, Jean McClaren and Cindy Sekkel, his wife!
Rotary District 5170 House of Friendship Booth. Hundreds of booths representing projects from all the approx. 27,000 people attending this Convention were in display at the House of Friendship- support, participate, or just learn and be renovated in your hope for this world!
International Convention presentation from Ron Sekkel 2018-07-13 07:00:00Z 0